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.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at last" during the obamas' first dance four years ago. she will be singing the national anthem and kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor day -- james taylor. among the bay area is a rather
barack obama is urging americans who support his gun control proposals to put pressure on congress. the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violent. the president said it is up the public to maintain action. >> they need to bring these proposals up for a vote and the american people need to make sure that they do. >> among other actions the president is urging congress to reinstate the ban and coming up we'll see how soon we can expect to see it work on the president's pro pass etoes sal. >> -- proposal. >> they have a right to bear arms but i don't think anybody needs assault type weapons. >> if you get robbed then you need protection. >> all gun buyers should have background checks. >>> and they said they will be there to prevent a petition called for lifting caps on student health insurance. this by the way is the second day at the uc. if missing bay campus -- mission bay campus and it is called for in president barack obama's obama care overhaul. right now it has a lifetime cap of $400,000 and it is not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>
responsible. >> we are getting hints at the new gun regulations president obama will suggest, plus the state that passed strict laws today. >> the cold weather is threatening the citrus crop. the staggering amount farmers spent this weekend to try and keep their crops safe. >>> the ktvu ipad app is ready to download. you can watch our newscasts live plus drive time traffic, bay area weather, and video, breaking news any time anywhere. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> tomorrow morning president obama will announce new policies in pons to the newtown school shooting. he'll be surrounded by children who wrote to him after that tragedy. the president does not have to wait for congress to act. >> reporter: the white house says president obama could make nearly 20 executive orders to enact stricter gun laws. that would not require approval from law
president obama will be sworn in for a second term. the public inaugural ceremony will happen on monday. president obama declared today a national day of service in keeping with the spirit of monday's martin luther king holiday. the president and first lady did some volunteer work and this evening mrs. obama helped host an inaugural celebration for young people and military families. nbc's brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: in the nation's capital an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. >> welcome, welcome, welcome! >> reporter: who better to usher in the star-studded concert than usher himself. >> an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matter. >> caty perry lit up the stage, too. ♪ we can dance until we die. >> reporter: but not even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> reporter: it was a busy preinaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the presid
barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lake
. >>> also, the big speech begins in just two hours. president obama will unveil a plan that is sure to fuel the gun-control debate. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, january 16th. >>> san jose police are investigating a bold kidnapping attempt of a 2-year-old girl outside of her home. ktvu eight janine de la vega is in san jose and talked with police a short time ago. janine, what did they tell you? >> reporter: a police spokesperson told me he's checking in with detectives right now to see if they got any tips overnight. now, they are taking that attempted kidnapping that happened here on dale court very serious. they say the man was pulling on the child's legs so hard, that her shoes fell off. this all happened around 5:40 yesterday afternoon. this was near south white and aborn. a mother said she was playing in the front yard playing with her siblings and the man made a comment that she didn't like and she tried to pull her away. >> it's very turning. it's a brazen act on her part. w
. >> president obama is heading up a national day of service to kick off a weekend of inaugural events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill will also participate. this year's inauguration is expected to be scaled down from 2009. about 900-thousand people are expected to attend. thats also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> cali
a total of 320 flights including 51 international flights. >> after a celebration, president obama will wake up with many challenges to face in his second term if. >> story done and has a book--look at the past few days and what's next tory unnan. >> president obama took the oath of office not once because the inauguration fell on a sunday. >> the president and first lady walked upright rows along pennsylvania avenue and getting out of the car more than once. >> michelle obama wore a long red gown to the an inaugural ball. >> ♪ she chose the same designer w designero whojason woo. >> we must act knowing that our work will be on perfect. we must act knowing today's victories will be only partial. >> at least for one day some hope that his second term will be different for those of you who feel disappointed for the first term. >> debate on capitol hill continues over the national debt crisis. and what to do about national gun-control laws. >> we will see how that plays out. >> we will take a quick break. it is 4:07. >> a look at the san mateo bridge. restructuring, pension and supe
-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly committed. >> reporter: swartz committed suicide last friday in new york. tonight, the tech community is mourning the loss of the 26- year-old prod gee, possibly best known for reddit. >> there's no one sentence that can wrap him up. >> reporte
,000 people have signed this on-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly committed. >> reporter: swartz committed suicide last friday in new york. tonight, the tech community is mourning the loss of the 26- year-old prod gee, possibly best known for reddit. >> there's no one sente
secretary norm mineta would has to get back to get to president obama's inauguration but how the passengers were travel now is still to be determineed. >> we have developing news from san jose where police are searching for a man who tried to pull a toddler from his mother's arms in front of her arms last evening on dayo court. the mother said the stranger made a comment a about the toddler that made her uncomfortable so she picked up the child and he grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull her away. the mother broke free and ran to the house and called police. he is hispanic, 20 to 30, wearing blue jones and a red baseball cap and a light t-shirt and smelled of motor oil. we will have more in a live report in the next half hour. >> a new associated press poll finds majority of americans support stricter gun laws at president obama will announce the plan this morning to reduce gun violence. for more we go to abc news like in washington, dc. >> get ready for a big fight. president obama's proposals to curb gun violence are already being met with enormous resistance by the n.r.a. >> the n.r
. >> hollywood reacts to the inauguration. >> president barack obama's second term has begun, and the hollywood a list is showing their support. >> alicia clees, kelly clarkson and katy perry were in attendance for the inauguration yesterday and shared excitement with fans, kelly said what an honor to be part of history. the presence was powerful and words, unforgettable. it's a proud day for america. before her performance, keys tweeted cheers to our president. speaking of twitter justin beiber surpassed lady gaga as the most-followed person, has 33.3 million followers. rounding out top five, katy perry, rihanna and president barack obama. preparations for the big night are well underway. wolf gang puck gave us a preview of the menu for the stars attending the exclusive after party, the governor's ball. >> this year, it's a variety. just like movies there are many great movies this year, we have great dishes so it's up to you to pick what you like. >> make sure to catch oscars february 24th here on abc. i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> still to come, pg&e testing a device measuring pipe cor
brown hair and brownish -- and brown hair. >>> president obama unveiled his gun proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violence. analysts say it will be tough to get any gun legislation through congress. the president says it's up to the public to demand action. coming up for you at 7:15. why a bay area congressman said an attack ad released by the nra is dangerous. >>> a lawyer in san jose drafted an ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safekeeping. if the owners want to check out the weapons, they would have to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a se
from a couple thousand to 800,000 people in the lawn there. president obama took the oath of office yesterday as did the vice president. constitution mandates that the president start his term on january 20 which fell on a sunday. that's why they did that. the public inauguration will happen the next day which is today, martin luther king jr. holiday. the nation is abuzz. the public oath will happen at 8:30 our time. i don't think he'll put his hand on the bible until 8:55 or something like that. it's one of the most highly anticipated moments, the speech. what will he say during his inaugural address? we'll see. >> we'll talk about that right now with our political analyst. he's here ahead of the big moment. hi, michael. >> good morning. >> we already saw the actual oath yesterday. >> this is the seventh time that an inauguration that fell on a sunday will be honored on a monday. it's because the reason why the courts are closed on sundays. they decided to not make federal workers work on a weekend. we'll make them work on monday. >> today is a holiday. >> they're still working. fo
celebrating with a special toast. >> president obama paid tribute to the man birthday we're celebrating today. and they paused before this bust of the civil rights leader. the president said this was the first time he'd noticed the king bust among artifacts there and said it was a privilege to use the bible of the civil rights leader in his swearing in ceremony. >> the 24th annual martin luther king junior paradex÷(f held this morning this, is the oldest tribute to king in the east bay. the parade ended with a rally. >> people in san jose honored the late civil rights leader by hopping aboard the annual freedom train. this train ended in san francisco, coming up at 4:55 we'll have a report on other events around san francisco honoring dr. king. >> check out this video shot hours ago by sky 7 hd. that is a surfer near the cliff house. >> strong rip currents caused the surfer to lose his bearings. the coast guard first thought of air lifting him but then decided on a different approach. they told the surfer to jump into the water and jim against crashing waves to rescuers. >> shouldn't have b
celebration over, it is back to work for president obama and vice president biden, as new budget battle wound in congress. >> the focus shifts to pressing issues including the debt ceiling, gun- control, an immigration reform. however, today both the president and first lady along with a bite and will attend the national prayer service at the national cathedral. the white house will hold a press briefing today and just as congress returns to work. >> we will be back but with more on the kron 4 morning oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. new this morning a fire continued burning overnight at beale air force base hours after its bark. this is new video just in to kron 4. the base is an hour north of sacramento. the fire broke out around 230 yesterday afternoon a
president obama will be sworn in, next. >>> this is ktvu, "mornings on 2". >> good morning, an welcomes to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, january 20th. >> i am maureen naylor. claudine is off today. >>> here is rosemary. >>> another beautiful day. just like yesterday. it is cool if you are around the bay. cold, if you are inland. even freezing. our afternoon will be another dry day. quiet, we do have a high surf advisory that will continue in the afternoon. we will have details on this and i will have the numbers expected for today, coming up. >>> president obama embarks on his second term. he will take the oath of office at an intimate ceremony. tori campbell is in washington to take care of the inauguration. tori, good morning, to you. >> reporter: good morning. there are few politicians and supporters on the plane. i sat next to senator majority leader. and there was a supporter for obama passing out buttons like these to everyone who is on the plane. things are already getting underway this morning. the first event was joe biden, who was just sworn in at the naval observatory by jus
of the inauguration continues as president barack obama will attend the national prayer service as he begins his second term in office. kyla campbell is -- tori campbell is in washington d.c., are things quiet there? >> yes, things are calming down after a lot going on over the last couple of days. the first lady appeared at the commander and chief's ball and the president gave a special greeting. >> it is because of you with honor we were able to end the war in iraq and because of you we were able to end justice to osama bin laden. [applauds] [applauds] >> and of course there was a lot of attention given to the first lady's dress and it was designed once again by jason wow and she has been wearing a lot of somber dark colors and it was a surprise to see her coming out in a bright red. >> and garage was flying and crews had their work cut out for them. there is a garbage can behind my now. the first lady will be attending a prayer service along with the vice-president and his wife and tonight there is another ball, the staff inaugural ball will be held at the convention center here in washington
's church in marin city and the it point reyes sub-- and the point reyes substation. >>> president obama is reviewing a series of proposals from the vice president about curbing gun violence. coming up at 7:15, a new poll checks public support for gun control. >>> after prompting some furious reaction, today, the house will finally vote on giving an extra $51 billion to help the victims of superstorm sandy. the legislation includes two bills, one gives $17 billion in emergency funding. the other would include money for fema's disaster relief fund. but financial conservatives still oppose the bill. they feel some of that money would be used for things that have nothing to do with the storm or its victims. >>> the social media world is buzzing this morning about rumors of a possible announcement this morning by facebook. ktvu tea janine de la vega live in menlo park with more about a mystery event that happens in just a couple of hours. janine? >> reporter: dave, we're here in facebook's parking lot, where we're told by security they've reserved 100 parking spots for the media. you can see
talks are under way. president obama warns the dire consequences if congress fails to raise our borrowing limits. in tonight's reality check, sam brock explains why most people should just take a deep breath. sam? >> raj, it would be therapeutic if nothing else. there is certainly little refuting the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the preside
obama is set to make his plan about the gun restrictions tomorrow. >> reporter: no longer do people have to come to a gun range to test their skills they can do it right on their phone. this comes as president obama is set to call for tighter gun restrictions. the nra has taken aim at violent games. but now they have released this shooting range app. >> i don't think it's consistent with a good shot. >> reporter: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama will be joined by school ch
oe -- president obama is set to make his plan about the gun restrictions tomorrow. >> reporter: no longer do people have to come to a gun range to test their skills they can do it right on their phone. this comes as president obama is set to call for tighter gun restrictions. the nra has taken aim at violent games. but now they have released this shooting range app. >> i don't think it's consistent with a good shot. >> reporter: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama w
out there again but will temperatures continue to warm up? >> also in a couple hours president obama will tell us his plan for reducing gun violence in america. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day wednesday, january 16th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. steve paulson is here. and i guess we talked about it a tiny bit warmer. >> a tad warmer. >> it is cold. 20s and 30s. it's getting a little better each day here for some. temperatures right now 20s concord. livermore 27. santa rosa 29. it's darn cold out there. it will be a little warmer near 60 for a few. oakland down to santa cruz. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic on westbound 24 looks good driving up to the tunnel. there are no major problems by the way on interstate 680 from concord to walnut creek. also the morning commute on westbound 92 the san mateo bridge nice drive over to the peninsula. let's go back to the desk. >>> the city of oakland one step closer to adopting a new crime fighting plan. that is following
. president obama is about to unvail his plan to reduce gun violence. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning january 16th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic. first we go to steve. steve, i'm feeling a change is coming. >> a very slow change but it's coming. we still have 20s and 30s on the lows. i don't think anything will come close to what we had on sunday. but still when you get 28 santa rosa. 29 livermore. each day the temps are inching upward. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. westbound 24 traffic looks pretty good as you drive over to the tunnel. also the morning commute is not bad if you are driving on oakland freeways. let's go back to the desk. >>> oakland's public safety committee has approved a controversial crime fighting plan for the city. it was a anonymous vote by the committee late last night. tara moriarty is joining us live where that meeting tara, it almost got out of hand. >> reporter: it really did. the committee did decide to give the plan the thumbs up. now it will
recommendations on gun control to president obama tomorrow. he met with house members about ways to reduce gun violence, meanwhile the nra said that they will lobby hard to have congress block any new laws that will ban assault rifles. >> the president said he reserved the right to exercise annex active order to get new gun laws on the books. it's his last press conference of his first administration. the main topic was the looming fight over the debt ceiling saying that america is not a dead beat nation. mr. obama installed that he is not willing to negotiate when it's coming to raising the ceiling. if it's not raised, social security checks and benefits for veterans could be delayed. it could be harder to pay your bills now than it was a month ago. that is because uncle sam is taking an extra 2% out of everyone's check for social security. for most people in the bay area, that is about $80 a month or $1,000 a year. >> scott? >> we will do it with the help of mobile apps. now, step one if you have a mobile device. try to avoid the temptation to upgrade. there you saved your 80 dollars a month
the two. >> police don't have a motive yet for that shooting. >>> president obama will announce steps to curb gun violence tomorrow. the president went over some recommendations with joe biden today. mr. obama will announce his proposals surrounded by children who wrote him in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. the white house is prepare forward a fight. >> the president is committed to pushing these proposals. he is not naive about the challenges that exist. >> he is expected to push for an assault weapons ban, expanded background check, and limited sales of high-capacity magazines. >>> new york lawmakers just passed the toughest gun restrictions in the country. the law includes an immediate ban on semi-automatic rifles and handguns with "a military-style feature." it also seeps to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. the governor signed the measure into law less than an hour after the legislature passed it. >>> hundreds of gun owners showed up in marin county to trade in their guns for money. some of them walked away with ious instead. >> reporter: the aim, to get guns
. >> our time is 5:04. president obama is reviewing proposals from vice president biden's gun violence task force while in new york state they will enact the most restrictive gun legislation in the country. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest from our reporter. >> good morning, president obama said he is not going to worry about the politics of gun control but will worry about what makes sense. some of the major proposals will need congressional approval. >> president obama will unveil the plan for curbing gun violence this woke promising action with or without help from congress. >> i am confident there are steps we can take that do not require legislation and are if my authority as president. >> the president's gun task force identified executive actions he can take but at the top of the list is reinstating the i salt weapons ban and extending background checks for people with purchase firearms at gun show which requires congress to act. >> members of congress have to have a debate and examine their conscience. >> according to a washington post/abc news poll there is overwhelmi
obama and vice president joe biden will unveil the proposals during an event at the white house. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: the announcement after the city took elementary tragedy. this ignited the gun violence task force that is being led by joe biden. but with the president in the vice-president of on bail in the package to take measures sponsored by universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity magazines, and assault rifles. many will require congressional approval. >> he believes that things that we can do it in a bipartisan way will of sight of washington. but in yes, we are able to reduce gun violence but is something that we can do together. it is not just from the president's. >> opponents of the nra are promising a gun battle. >> a new poll suggests that nearly 60-percent of americans want stricter gun laws following last month's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. 84-percent who answered the associated press poll want background checks for gun purchases at gun shows. >> oakland's safety committee has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to hire
dangling as authorities look for ways to safely dismantle it. >>> president obama says he won't back down from a flight on his ambitious new gun control agenda. our exclusive survey usa rugbia poll found strong bay area support for his -- usa survey poll found strong bay area support. it's congress that needs convincing. >> reporter: with a stroke of a pen, president obama signed 23 executive orders combating gun violence. one directs the center for disease control to study gun violence. another helps young people get mental health treatment. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> reporter: the president called for a ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. he also wants background checks for everyone buying a gun. >> and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> reporter: children who wrote the president after the connecticut shooting were in the audience for the announcement. and so was she. >> i used to always tell her do good, and today the president did that. >> reporter
are expected in the nation's capital monday for president obama's inauguration. coming up the rush for tickets and the distance some people traveled to be part of history. >>> undergraduate applications to the university of california's nine campuses have taken a big jump this year. nearly 175,000 high school seniors and transfer students have applied for admission next fall, an increase of 8.6% from last year partly driven by a surge in applications from outside california. >>> the tsa is changing the kind of full body scanners used at san jose and oakland airports. it's going to stop using the scanners that show an image that looks like a naked body in the coming months and switch to a different brand that produces a generic image like an avatar. sfo uses the avatar type full body scanners. the naked body types generated numerous complaints about invasion of privacy. >> reporter: rip currents, live at rodeo beach. >> reporter: how good are bathe area's bar pilots? still -- the bay area's bar pilots? still ahead. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news at
was an issue that president obama touched on in the inaugural address and a topic in talk show host jimmy kimmel last night. we have technical problems but we will bring that to you later. it airs weeknights at 11:23 at the new time following abc7 news at 11 and the guests include an actress from "modern family." >> climbers is showing they will do anything to keep from being boreed. the climbers braved frozen temperatures to tackle the frozen silo in iowa. some did it for choose credit at the university of northern iowa. the youngest climbers were there for the fun of it. they didn't have mountains so this you go. >> just ahead, a month long repair effort on part of the bay bridge sideswiped by an oil tanker is underway dead and how much this will cost. >> a man detained after shining lasers at our news helicopter and what he can face after the incident was caught by news >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. mike nicco is here with the wet forecast. >> dry look on live doppler 7 hd. tomorrow we will tr
, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama has made it clear he wants to take action and will do so without congress and gun rights groups are fighting back. after the shooting in newtown connecticut the focus is on assault weapons. passing new legislation could prove difficult with a split on gun control. the n ra has vowed to fight any new restrictions but more than a million people have signed a petition backed pie his group to stop the sale of assault weapons. >> she guns are not designed for support or defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly. >> reporter: the president said he is competent there are gun control steps he can take without congress but at least one republican here on capitol hill is threatening to file articles of i am -- articles of i am people ofment. are more on that when i -- impeachment. more on that when i see you next. >>> hagel will meet personnelly with dozens of senators. some are opposed to this and the critics will be there for the backing and the meeting with the armed services committee will happen within weeks. >>> a previ
'm gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at seven. president barack obama today responded to the sandy hook school shooting with a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. it's our top story at 7. emily schmidt has more. >> reporter: when 20 children died in the newtown elementary school shooting, president obama said if there's one thing we can do to prevent this, we have to try. wednesday, backed by children who wrote him letters calling for change, he outlined 23 executive orders. he's implementing them right now without need of congressional approval. >> and we can't put this off any longer. >> reporter: they include providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officers, and reviewing safety standards for gun locks and saves. he say that's just a start. >> to make a real and lasts difference, congress, too, must act. >> reporter: just three congressional actions, a universal background check for every gun sale. getting tough on people who buy guns intending to sell them to  criminals and banning military- style assault weapons like the one used in newtown, as well
officials say president obama will launch a >>> presiden sweeping effort this morning to launch target gun violence in america, un he's expected to present a ent a three-part plan focusing on gun sales, education, and mental health. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie and norah, cbs news has learned new details including the renewed effort to stop re law to bullying in schools and the president's health care law to increase access to mental health gun control services. gun control will dominant the cal headlines. the president will call for a assault tougher assault weapons ban after the one that expired in ten years in 2004. he'll also ask congress to ban fire all firearm ammunition magazines containing more than ten bullets, he'll also seek universal criminal and mental health background checks for all gun sales including private transactions. the assault weapons ban is already an uphill fight. >> we'll not prejudge -- s that befor >> before it started or -- -- >> i don't believe that.ve and i think that
of 58¢. >> president obama is tackling the issue of gun violence by way 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone. >> those steps could include more restrictive action against people live on gun sell background checks, a striking limits on federal research into the news, or a tougher penalties against gun trafficking, and giving schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. >> obama is expected to unveil his proposals as early as tomorrow. >> at more than a million people try to buy guns that have been turned down since 19908 that is according to the fbi. >> the figure comes from data collected during background checks run from gun purchases. >> the top reason for denying the sale, 58 percent of the time, the buyer had been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison. >> statistics show the only one person potential gun buyers were turned down for mental-health issues. >> according to the fbi of all the checks once 1998 only about 1 percent resulted in turn down. >> will be back with more of the kron 4 morning news. w
. back to you guys. >>> new this morning president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the tier yor secretary ken salivar is stepping down. the interior secretary is stepping down. he is leaving to spend more time with his family. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta and several others are leaving the team in a couple of weeks. >>> in just a few hours from now, president obama plans to unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as including criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >>> nearly 6 out of 10 americans favor stricter gun laws according to a new "associated press" poll. 35% say gun laws should remain unchanged and 5% wanting looser gun laws. >>> the new report that highlights the dangers of energy drinks. >> plus, crossing the line. the florida teen arrested
obama will propose new federal assault weapon ban and background check of all gun buyers. mean while today new york state voted in the nation toughest gun restrictions. governor cuomo signed the bill. out law military style weapon. restrict ammunition magazine to 7 rounds. and requires background check to buy bullet. another provision requires mental health professionals to tell state authorities if a patient threatens to use a gun illegally. >> develop nuts tonight. japan 2 largely east airline grounded the flight of boeing 787 dream liner. after the latest safety scare led to emergency evacuation. happened today in western japan after cockpit message showed battery problem problems. this is the lateness strength of issues for boeing newest and most tech logically advanced plane. the decision to ground the fleet is affecting flights at san jose international. 787 scheduled the leaf tokyo tonight for san jose is cancelled. along with tom return flight obviously. u.s. government is conducting rae view. though it has reassured the public that the dream liner is safe to fly de
from bay area gun owners following president obama said federal gun control proposals. >> we are looking ed 8 unusual back up due to an early morning stall over an hour ago. it back then sub so early that we have not recovered. the drive time is starting to approach normal for this hour there are still bigger than normal. you will hit about a 16 to 18 minute drive time if you're coming from the mimic freeway. if you are still looking at a 20 to 22 minute drive time perry ed it is about 18 minutes for the east shore freeway. the traffic began to slow through berkeley as you head to the bay bridge. >> we are looking at the san francisco skyline. it is a clear start for the morning. there are instances of fog. the temperatures are just below the freezing mark. yesterday we did have freezing fog. as we head into the afternoon it will be mostly sunny and will be warmer. we could see possibly mid to upper 60s. here is a look at your numbers in your neighborhood. it is 43 degrees right now in san francisco. the temperatures will jump as we head into afternoon. i will have these numb
's meeting. she's also there for president obama's inauguration on monday. she says she has meeting scheduled with justice department officials and officials with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. trying to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big
they are being watched. >>> president obama will unveil his details to lower gun violence. >> he discussed it yesterday in his last scheduled nice conference of his first term. >> i'm confident there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence. i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president's plan is expected to include a ban on high capacity magazines and stricter background checks for gun buyers. the president is still reviewing recommendations from the gun task force led by vice president joe biden. >>> meanwhile state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restricted gun laws to date. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the new york assembly increasing sentences for gun christ, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store a weapon. governor andrew cuomo supports it. >>> marin county is having a gu
obama and vice president joe biden plan to unveil their packages tomorrow aimed at reducing gun violence. they'll be joined by children across the country who wrote to the president in the wake of the newtown school shooting. the president is reportedly weighing 19 additional steps he could take through executive order meaning without congressional approval. >>> san jose's new interim police chief spoke out for the first time today telling us what he hopes to accomplish and why he doesn't want the job full time. >> for personal reasons, i did not, but i'd be more than happy to take the interim position now, and i'm looking forward to the challenge and -- and trying to improve morale and help retain some of our officers and further some of the project sgls san jose's current chief chris moore retires at the end of the week. city leaders had hoped to hire a new chief right now. today on the 10:00 news we'll look at the reasons for the setback in their search. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee announced to do long-await police substation will open next month in the city's central market area.
it is impacting travelers. >> president obama is expected to and i unveiled sweeping proposal to curb gun violence in the u.s., details ahead. >> it is called out there and erica is taking a look at the forecast. >> good morning and we're keeping a close eye on the numbers. 27 it is starting out as santa rosa and novato and 29 and napa and vallejo is 28. over 30's and richmond and downtown san francisco. frost may be a possibility as we head into the afternoon. expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures on the warmer side. we will see some mid to upper 50s as we head into the afternoon. full details on what to expect by the weekend coming up in my next report. >> this morning bowens 787 dream lighter is grounded by two major airlines in japan. this is after a series of mechanical problems over the last few weeks and it does have an impact of san jose mineta. will tran is standing by with the latest. >> in a perfect world there would be a flight landed at 9:00 this morning from hong kong to take those passengers are waiting back to hong kong. this was so celebrated that it took off a couple of days
-pedic is on now. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep president obama's second term officially begins sunday. with a private swearing-in ceremony at the white house. then - the big celebration happens monday. with the public inauguration. expect ceremonies - concerts - and crowds. catherine heenan shows us how the nation is getting ready. >> catherine: remember the 2009 swearing in? huge crowds. so big - that a lot of people got lost.mis- directed. even stuck in underground walkways - missing the whole ceremony. this year there will be fewer people on the mall. and better strategies to move them in the right direction. across the country - people have been getting ready. children who will perform in a circus. trainers getting the beautifully groomed horses prepared. >> we were hoping to practice good enough to get invited. >> catherine: and lots of high school bands.including this one from washington state. they've been practicing for this for a whole year.long before even being sure of an invitation. the tradition of a public generations mckinley's inaugural parade in 1897. te
. >> yes, it is still worth it, i breathe the air obama briefs, so it -- breathes so it was worth it. >> when my kids grow up, i will be able to tell them i had the experience something of this magnitude. >> reporter: vendors were hawking everything you can think of related to the inauguration, buttons hats and posters and there will be a lot of crowds as far as the train steaks and the roads and some of those estimated 100 people will be started home. coming up we will find out what we can expect for the president's second term. i am tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> people who did attend the second inauguration said it was much better than four years ago but lines were still long but overall people said it was more organized and it made getting around easier. >> definite lit not as -- definitely not as many people as there was before but still a lot of hope. >> an the first lady as is tradition walked the parade route and certainly you can hear the excitement there. as the u.s. congress gets back to workings house republicans could avoid a showdown over the debt ceilin
at sandy hook elementary, tomorrow president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. the president will push a ban on both assault weapons and high capacity ammo magazines and also propose expanded background checks for gun purchases. and he will address mental healthcare, school safety and violent videogames. >>> new york lawmakers have just passed the toughest gun restrictions in the country. the law includes an immediate ban on semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a military- style feature. it also seeks to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. the assault weapons and magazine bans would take effect as soon as the billion is passed and signed by governor cuomo. >>> meantime the national rifle association is releasing an app that puts a virtual gun in the hands of the user. in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, the n ra has criticized violent videogames but the app creator says it's a tool to teach gun safety. a former nra firearms instructor agrees. >> seems to be more of a learning tool than a videogame.
touchdowns in last week's win over green bag. >> president obamas second term officially began sunday with a private swearing-in ceremony at the white house. then the big celebrations happen monday when the public inauguration happens. catherine heenan shows us the nation is getting ready. >> they have been practicing a year ago before they knew they would get an invitation. >> we're trying to get into a party we are not invited to hoping that will let us and the door. >> off the tradition of a public ceremony goes back generations including william mckinley's inauguration in 1897. teddy roosevelt in 1905. >> swat teams and bomb sniffing dogs will be included. a dive team will be on standby. among the people lining up to see the president paul ryan the republican president who ran for vice president calling it an obligation. >> making a return appearance the bible used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration. president obama used it last time and want to use it again. >> catherine heenan kron 4 news. >> you will be able to watch the inauguration live during the kron 4 morning news on m
president obama is reviewing the recommendations from vice president joe biden and his task force on curbing gun violence. the president has signaled he is ready for a fight on that issue and much more. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director. hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning. this morning the president will unveil his gun proposals he would like to see passed. the realities of the tough politics of getting it through congress continue to hang in the air with even the president himself expressing some frustration that he realizes he won't get everything he wants. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: one month after the newtown school shooting, president obama is set to unveil new gun policy proposals this week based on the work of vice president joe biden's task force. at a news conference monday, the president offered a preview. >> we have to have stronger background checks that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacit
will start work in oakland february 10. >>> president obama will unveil details of his plan to reduce gun violence as soon as this week. >> he briefly discussed it yesterday in his last scheduled news conference of his first term. >> i'm confident that there's some steps that we can take that doesn't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president's plan is expected to include a ban on high capacity magazines and stricter background checks for gun buyers. the president is still reviewing recommendations from the gun task force that was led by vice president joe biden. >>> state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restrictive gun law later today. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the assembly. it would increase sentences for gun crimes, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store weapons.
kleess, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. in washington, dc, president obama is looking at recommendations on the gun control task force which have not been made public. the president is expected to present them to congress tomorrow. they are expected to include banning assault weapons, eliminating the capacity of am mission magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with
for drugs and alcohol. in washington, dc, president obama is looking at recommendations on the gun control task force which have not been made public. the president is expected to present them to congress tomorrow. they are expected to include banning assault weapons, eliminating the capacity of am mission magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with details. katie? >> business and techn
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